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Regulating Europe: The Political Economy of Market‐Building

Michelle P. Egan

in Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation, and Governance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244058
eISBN:
9780191599132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244057.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides the central theoretical and analytical framework of the book. It includes an extensive review of the regulatory literature, which largely casts the European Union as analogous to a ... More


Are Bureaucrats Budget‐Maximizers?

Leif Lewin

in Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Even if bureaucrats carry out the wishes of the voters and the decisions of the politicians by performing various sorts of tasks, it is, according to the assumption of the public‐choice theory, their ... More


Political Economy, Old and New

A. B. Atkinson

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Considers what was old about political economy and questions the new. The transition from old to new represents a move from economics to political economy, in which the latter includes the approach ... More


Social Justice and the Welfare State: Institutional Problems

Raymond Plant

in The Neo-liberal State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

One of the central themes of this chapter is the neo‐liberal critique of the ‘public service ethic’ which it has been thought by Social Democratic thinkers as the main way in which the ... More


Political Methodology: Research Design and Experimental Methods

Kathleen M. McGraw

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0034
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Provides a discussion of issues relating to research design and experimental methods in political science. Issues are elaborated relating to control and random case selection, internal and external ... More


Are Politicians Vote‐Maximizers?

Leif Lewin

in Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

According to the assumption of the public‐choice theory, politicians are guided by their self‐interest and vote maximization. By analysing studies based on theories of the political business cycle, ... More


The Neo-liberal State

Raymond Plant

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199281756
eISBN:
9780191713040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281756.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This book has two central aims. The first is to give a fair, comprehensive, and analytical account of the central features of the neo‐liberal view about the role and limits of the state in the modern ... More


Policy Arguments

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As background for explaining the costs and benefits of the law market, this chapter uses public choice theory to explain the political dynamic that causes states sometimes to adopt inferior laws. ... More


Taking Self-Interest into Account: A Public Choice Analysis of International Cooperation

Jones Philip

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the result of a public choice analysis of international cooperation. It explains that public choice analysis yields predictions with reference to the interests of those who ... More


 Perceptions and Economic Ideologies

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter expounds on another core argument of this book: given the paucity of universally accepted or empirically demonstrable truths, perceptions usually determine whether an individual views ... More


The Economics of Lawmaking

Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374155
eISBN:
9780199871834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374155.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the relative advantages and limits of alternative sources of law. It views the sources of law through a law and economics lens, and considers the important issue of institutional ... More


The ‘demand’ for international regulatory cooperation: a public-choice perspective

Jonathan R. Macey

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter decisively adopts a ‘public-choice’ perspective, holding that what matters most in determining which international regulatory processes will emerge and prove effective is not some ... More


Pluralist Democracy, Groups, and Process: USA (II)

P. P. CRAIG

in Public Law and Democracy in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256373
eISBN:
9780191681646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256373.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the significant differences of opinion which exist within pluralism. The choice between these competing visions reflects important value judgements, and the preferred option ... More


Public Choice, Public Administration, and Self-Governance: The Ostromian Confluence

Paul Dragos Aligica, Peter J. Boettke, and Vlad Tarko

in Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective: Political Economy Foundations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190267032
eISBN:
9780190267063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190267032.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 5 illuminates the specific nature of the synthesis attempted by the Ostroms’ and their associates and discusses the successes as well as the failures of their endeavors. Their effort to ... More


A Return to Pragmatism

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

in Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199965540
eISBN:
9780199360833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 introduces Part III and begins with a discussion of the importance of pragmatism in formulating sound regulatory policies. In any complex society, policies must be formulated and ... More


Truth or Economics: On the Definition, Prediction, and Relevance of Economic Efficiency

Richard S. Markovits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114591
eISBN:
9780300145229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114591.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Is economic efficiency a sound basis upon which to make public policy or legal decisions? This book considers the way in which scholars and public decision-makers define, predict, and assess the ... More


At the Margins of Orthodoxy

Ernesto Screpanti and Stefano Zamagni

in An Outline of the History of Economic Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199279142
eISBN:
9780191602887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279144.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Deals with three specific areas of research developed in the last quarter of a century. The first one is game-theoretic approach to economics and endogenous growth theory. The second area covers the ... More


A Conditional Theory of Specialized Governance

Megan Mullin

in Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013130
eISBN:
9780262259088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013130.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes two competing theories of special districts, emphasizing the features that differentiate them from other local public entities. The metropolitan reform theory emphasizes the ... More


Toward a Bureaucracy-Centered Theory of the Interaction between Competition Law and State Activities

Ioannis Lianos

in Competition and the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789394
eISBN:
9780804791625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789394.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

Current accounts of the interaction between competition law and state activities are based on a clear-cut old liberalism style distinction between “state”/“government” and “market” that does not take ... More


Legislating Without Reasoning

Richard Ekins

in The Nature of Legislative Intent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646999
eISBN:
9780191741159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646999.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers and critiques theories of legislating that provide that the legislature makes law without making reasoned choices. Dworkin argues that the legislature aggregates preferences ... More


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